Vehicle Collision Leaves Man Dead

Vehicle Collision Leaves Man Dead

A man was arrested after the vehicle he was driving fatally struck a man at the intersection of Walnut Street and Lincoln Avenue Sunday, June 27.

Michael Williams, 30, was arrested and charged with gross vehicle manslaughter while intoxicated after his vehicle collided with the unidentified victim just before 10 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found the unresponsive man lying in the road with major injuries, according to a report from the Alameda Police Department (APD).

The victim died at the scene. Williams remained at the scene and was taken into custody. He was also charged with a DUI.

Members of APD’s Major Accident Investigation Team and the Violent Crimes Unit were called to take over the investigation. Investigators remained on scene until early morning the next day. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information will be released at this time.

In the coming weeks, city personnel from APD, Public Works, and the Transportation Planning Department will conduct a review of the collision site and details from the investigation to discuss any potential safety interventions that may present themselves.

Williams is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. His arraignment will be held on Tuesday, June 29.

Rollover crash
A rollover collision Monday, June 28 prompted the closure of Buena Vista Avenue between Chapin Street and Charles Street, according to APD. Police were urged residents to use alternative routes for their morning commute.

The cause of the collision hadn't been determined as of 8 a.m., APD said. No other details were immediately available.